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Comedian George Carlin dies in L.A.

Posted on 06/22/2008 10:33:17 PM PDT by kcvl

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart problems, died at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (2 a.m. British time) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.

Known for his edgy, provocative material, Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and a routine about seven dirty words you could not say on television. A regulatory battle over a radio broadcast of his "Filthy Words" routine ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court.


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1 posted on 06/22/2008 10:33:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Very sad ping.


2 posted on 06/22/2008 10:46:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Several threads on this already.

BTW: add me to your ping list. :-)

3 posted on 06/22/2008 10:49:10 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: kcvl

N O!!!!!


4 posted on 06/22/2008 10:49:22 PM PDT by null and void (every Muslim, the minute he can start differentiating, carries hate of Americans, Jews & Christians)
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To: kcvl

Tonight’s forecast: Dark

With him gone, tomorrow’s looking pretty gloomy too.


5 posted on 06/22/2008 10:50:29 PM PDT by null and void (every Muslim, the minute he can start differentiating, carries hate of Americans, Jews & Christians)
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To: kcvl


Rest in peace George Carlin.
6 posted on 06/22/2008 10:52:35 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Clemenza

This was the first one I saw.

Yer added.


7 posted on 06/22/2008 11:00:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: kcvl

Thanks, Mr. George Carlin, for all the laughs. Somehow I know you’ll keep ‘em angels gigglin’ where you’re going.


8 posted on 06/22/2008 11:18:47 PM PDT by Uncle Ralph
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh, my.

Seven nice words for George from me...

Rest in peace, George. Love ya, man!


9 posted on 06/22/2008 11:26:53 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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To: kcvl
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"The Hippy Dippy Weatherman"
10 posted on 06/22/2008 11:28:03 PM PDT by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: kcvl; Slings and Arrows; devolve

... and thanks for the post and ping here!


11 posted on 06/22/2008 11:31:41 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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To: Old Seadog
"The Hippy Dippy Weatherman"

- - - - - - - - -

... with the hippy, dippy weather, man !!!

12 posted on 06/22/2008 11:32:48 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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To: Uncle Ralph

You wrote: “Thanks, Mr. George Carlin, for all the laughs. Somehow I know you’ll keep ‘em angels gigglin’ where you’re going.”
________________________

Carlin would probably get a chuckle out of this post. He was an avowed atheist who mocked religion frequently in his routines and writings. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But I doubt he ever thought he would go to an imaginary heaven or see imaginary angels.


13 posted on 06/22/2008 11:36:42 PM PDT by BuckeyeForever
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To: kcvl

http://dmdb.org/cgi-bin/plinfo_view.pl?SYN060503

14 posted on 06/22/2008 11:44:31 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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To: BuckeyeForever

I knows it was angels I heard tonight cuz worms got no sense of humor at-all.


15 posted on 06/23/2008 12:59:48 AM PDT by Uncle Ralph
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To: kcvl

I won’t be crying for this man.

Sorry for his family.


17 posted on 06/23/2008 1:56:48 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Old Seadog

"The Hippy Dippy Weatherman"

Al Sleet

18 posted on 06/23/2008 2:01:42 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Slings and Arrows; BuckeyeForever; Uncle Ralph

Thanks for the sad heads-up S&A.

“Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.” ~ The late, great George Carlin


19 posted on 06/23/2008 2:07:58 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Mila

George Carlin- Newscast 1967

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yakmPBachUE


20 posted on 06/23/2008 2:23:27 AM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: kcvl

He drove me insane sometimes as far left as he was, but By God he was funny. And didn’t let ANYONE tell him what to say and I respect him for that.

And he was always great as voices in my kids’ movies.

Miss you much Mr. Carlin.


21 posted on 06/23/2008 2:48:09 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: Southerngl

I couldn’t agree more. His political and religious stuff rubbed me the wrong way, but he was so talented I was able to look past it. Class Clown was an album I wore out when I was young. I saw him at the Garde in New London back in ‘93 on the Carlin on Campus tour. I’m glad I did. God he made me laugh. A consummate satirist.


22 posted on 06/23/2008 3:07:56 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Lucas McCain

What the hell is your problem? He’s dead and that’s all you can say? Do FR a favor and keep silent when Senator Kennedy passes on.


23 posted on 06/23/2008 3:09:55 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: kcvl

Although he became best known for his drug and “dirty” humor, when he kept it clean, he was as good or better than anyone else at the time.

He could, at times, be brilliant. Some of his bits had me laughing so hard I couldn’t catch my breath.

Mark


24 posted on 06/23/2008 3:10:54 AM PDT by MarkL (Al Gore: The Greenhouse Gasbag! (heard on Bob Brinker's Money Talk))
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To: preacher

Thank you so much for posting that. The whole house is sleeping and I’m sitting here trying to keep my laughs from waking them. I’ve also come to realize that laughter and eating a bowl of Fiber 1 can cause rather a mess on your monitor. LOL! Thanks again. :)


25 posted on 06/23/2008 3:15:05 AM PDT by Mila
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To: kcvl
Carlin
26 posted on 06/23/2008 4:04:02 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: All

can someone private reply me which 7 words.....


27 posted on 06/23/2008 4:41:21 AM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: All
If I remember him right, Carlin often talked about a religion where your soul ends up in a garage in Buffalo. I think it had to do with the church suspending Limbo and St. Christopher.

So anyone in Buffalo see something strange (oxymoron for that liberal haven) it might be George.

Thank you George for the laughs and letting me know I wasn't the only one with Nun issues.

28 posted on 06/23/2008 4:49:59 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I saw him in person when I was in college — funny guy. And (excuse me for this) my kids LOVED him on “Thomas the Tank Engine” as the narrator. He’ll be missed.


29 posted on 06/23/2008 5:11:15 AM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2008/02/24/peoples-information-support-team/ -JOIN US!-We're PIST!)
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To: kcvl

Prayers for his family and friends. He was an original.


30 posted on 06/23/2008 5:35:36 AM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!!)
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To: CalvaryJohn

“... His political and religious stuff rubbed me the wrong way...”

I loved George Carlin when he was on the Ed Sullivan Show (yes I am an aging boomer). He was clean and he was funny. I started not liking him when he started bashing Catholics (I am sorry he didn’t agree with the Church, but it was totally disgusting and uncalled for). Rest in peace anyway.


31 posted on 06/23/2008 5:45:34 AM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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I loved George Carlin when he was on the Ed Sullivan Show (yes I am an aging boomer). He was clean and he was funny.

You mean I'm not the only one?

Both Carlin and Richard Pryor were hilarious way back on the Sullivan show when they had to be clean. Then they got "edgy" and stopped being funny while everyone else started raving about what "geniuses" they were.

32 posted on 06/23/2008 5:50:35 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Vatiftach ha'aretz 'et-piha vativla` 'otam ve'et-bateihem; ve'et kol-ha'adam 'asher leQorach . . .)
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To: Uncle Ralph

An atheist does not go to Heaven!!


33 posted on 06/23/2008 5:51:06 AM PDT by Antique Gal (Build the Damn Fence !!!!)
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To: MarkL
I had the pleasure of seeing him in the very early 80’s in an old three balcony theater. Back when they served cocktails and had smoking sections. That night there was a lot of other smoking going on!

He had been on hiatus for a few years with live performance and was trying out some new material.

“My stuff” was some of that classic material. I never laughed so hard in my life!

RIP George!!

34 posted on 06/23/2008 5:52:59 AM PDT by poobear (“…individual salvation depends on collective salvation." Barack Hussein Obama Wesleyan University)
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To: kcvl

I saw him twice in person. Many times on HBO. He was one of my favorite comedians.

RIP George


35 posted on 06/23/2008 6:13:02 AM PDT by stratboy
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To: The Wizard; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: can someone private reply me which 7 words.....

They are "I gave money and vote to nObama" and God forgive anyone who speaking them!


36 posted on 06/23/2008 6:31:14 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Antique Gal; Uncle Ralph
An atheist does not go to Heaven!!

Indeed. Did you know they now have Dial-A-Prayer for atheists? ... You call it and no one answers.
37 posted on 06/23/2008 6:32:05 AM PDT by One_who_hopes_to_know
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To: kcvl

Yes, his “7 Words” helped destroy civility in our society, but I’ll always remember Carlin as...

Biff Barf: “We have a patial score, Baltimore 3...”

Al Sleet: “And a quick look at the radar shows an incoming flight of Soviet ICBM’s”

And the man who made such observations as: “Did you ever notice how hail always comes in other sizes? Penny sized; dime sized; baseball sized; etc.?”


38 posted on 06/23/2008 6:35:54 AM PDT by LRS
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No amateurs, please.
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Richard Pryor leads me in burning himself out one to nothing.

But I lead Richard Pryor in heart attacks two to one.

You see, first, Richard Pryor had a heart attack.

Then, I had a heart attack.

Then Richard Pryor burned himself out.

And I said, "F**k that, I'll have another heart attack."

39 posted on 06/23/2008 6:43:41 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Southerngl

He was so much funnier on TV than he was live. I was disappointed when we saw his show. The first couple of ‘f’ bombs were shockingly funny, then it got old really fast when it turned out to be every other ‘f’ing’ word. Much better when he was on TV and had to be creatively funny as opposed to just saying that word every 2 seconds. Not much creativity working there, I walk outside the high school and hear the same stuff.


40 posted on 06/23/2008 6:52:07 AM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

He was so much funnier on TV than he was live. I was disappointed when we saw his show. The first couple of ‘f’ bombs were shockingly funny, then it got old really fast when it turned out to be every other ‘f’ing’ word. Much better when he was on TV and had to be creatively funny as opposed to just saying that word every 2 seconds. Not much creativity working there, I walk outside the high school and hear the same stuff. It wasn’t entertaining then, it was boring and offensive. We were both disappointed when we left his show.


41 posted on 06/23/2008 6:55:24 AM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: kcvl

I need a more of a reason to laugh then hearing the F word.


42 posted on 06/23/2008 7:13:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Vote For McCain But Trust In The Lord.)
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To: Uncle Ralph

Nice thoughts, but what makes you think that?


43 posted on 06/23/2008 7:22:40 AM PDT by TheBattman (Vote your conscience, or don't complain about RINOs!)
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To: Uncle Ralph

http://www.filecabi.net/video/carlin4god.html


44 posted on 06/23/2008 7:36:29 AM PDT by PLD
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To: null and void

My favorite line. 100% accurate every time, except some are longer than others.

I do hope he made peace with God. Loved his humor. I’m a little strange, Too.


45 posted on 06/23/2008 7:37:45 AM PDT by wizr (Your life is God's gift to you. How you live it is your gift to Him.)
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To: Daffynition
“Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.” ~ The late, great George Carlin Gmail will post up quotes of the day. Ironically, this was Friday's quote. I remember reading it to my son.
46 posted on 06/23/2008 7:46:56 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: martin_fierro
“Then Richard Pryor burned himself out.”

But then again, Richard Pryer set up the ‘Ignited Negro College Fund”

47 posted on 06/23/2008 7:53:00 AM PDT by TRY ONE (NUKE the unborn gay whales!)
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To: Antique Gal
An atheist does not go to Heaven!!

That certainly saves them a lot of surprise and embarrassment!

48 posted on 06/23/2008 8:04:33 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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49 posted on 06/23/2008 8:26:59 AM PDT by EveningStar
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I have his book Brain Droppings. Some of it was pretty funny, especially the "Short Takes" sections.

RIP, George. I'll always remember your on-air sports comment about "roller-f***ing."

50 posted on 06/23/2008 8:53:44 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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